[Reading] ➺ Gods and Generals Author Jeff Shaara – Thegreatwallonline.us

Gods and GeneralsIn A Prequel Of Sorts To His Father Michael Shaara S 1974 Epic Novel The Killer Angels, Jeff Shaara Explores The Lives Of Generals Lee, Hancock, Jackson And Chamberlain As The Pivotal Battle Of Gettysburg Approaches Shaara Captures The Disillusionment Of Both Lee And Hancock Early In Their Careers, Lee S Conflict With Loyalty, Jackson S Overwhelming Christian Ethic And Chamberlain S Total Lack Of Experience, While Illustrating How Each Compensated For Shortcomings And Failures When Put To The Test The Perspectives Of The Four Men, Particularly Concerning The Battles At Fredericksburg And Chancellorsville, Make Vivid The Realities Of War.

[Reading] ➺ Gods and Generals Author Jeff Shaara – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • Gods and Generals
  • Jeff Shaara
  • English
  • 03 October 2017
  • 9781417708161

10 thoughts on “Gods and Generals


  1. says:

    For those who may not know, Jeff Shaara is the son of Michael Shaara who wrote The Killer Angels Without that great book, there would be no Gods and Generals, or the many other books Jeff has written since this first one Let me first talk about The Killer Angels Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, it did not receive the public recognition it deserved until after Michael Shaara s death at age 50 That s sad to me, because it is such a good book The recognition finally came when the movie Gettysburg, based on the book, was released in 1993 Shaara didn t get to realize this, but his son did I had just assumed it was Jeff s idea to continue his dad s work, creating the two books that would sandwich his dad s novel In actuality the idea for those two books came from the publishers Jeff had never even attempted writing This would be his first book Well, I think writing is in the family genes I have read that he doesn t quite write with the prose that his dad did It s been too long since reading The Killer Angels for me...


  2. says:

    I love how Jeff Shaara writes It takes some getting used to, yes, but once you get used to itBrilliant Outstanding I especially love how he focuses on the army, barely touches the political side of the war and when the political side is touched, it s mostly negative.I d never thought to deeply about the Civil war until this school year Now, with this book coming to top off my school year, I must say history is a whole lot complicated then I thought.The story begins in 1858 57 not sure which with some background information on the men the story focused on Robert E Lee, Winfeild Scott Hancock, Thomas J Stonewall Jackson, and Joshua Lauwrence Chamberlain These four men and their experiences in the Civil War form the main story I knew most of the battle s outcomes due to reading Stonewall Jackson a portrait of a soldier, right before reading Gods and Generals But all the same, the masterful way Shaara wove the storyIt was amazing Actually, though, the thing that fascinated me the most was the Generals of the North A parade of men going through President Lincoln really didn t have much luck at all choosing a commander I lost track of how many generals had been in command and had to look it up I think by the Battle of Chancellorsville, there d been at least 4 different commanders I wish highschools would teach history like this Most of my friends hate social studies, but I ADORE history Read this book One of the most wonderful books o...


  3. says:

    Dislike A complete and total dislike The description was good The characters were good The story line was fine Just Don t Like It.That s all I have to say..


  4. says:

    A Civil War book, fictionalizing several different sectors of society Set mostly in the time it seemed possible the South would actually win the war.Not bad, but I m not entirely convinced of the historiosity.


  5. says:

    Seeking quality historical novels about the American Civil War, I came to this trilogy which, I see, is particularly popular From the beginning, however, I was troubled by the order in which I should read them, if I should read them in chronological order, in the order they were written or based on their quality Because I also read a historical book on the American Civil War I chose the chronological order and I think it was the best choice.In the first chronological book of the series we are transported to the last few years before the start of the war and we continue until the spring of 1863, having followed closely all the fighting in the main theater of operations in Virginia Expectantly the issue that dominates are these war conflicts and I can say that the author does really amazing work in this area The way he describes the battles is very exciting and manages to put the reader in their hearts, making the reader to be next to the participants, knowing all the emotions caused by the intensity of the battle while at the same time the author gives the very important historical details for them, making us understand them better Reading about these battles at the same time, I understand that this description is very accurate, which of course I highly appreciate.However, in fact, all of this is not particularly difficult for ...


  6. says:

    I m going to quote the words of Jason Mraz and say I won t give up on us God knows I m tough enough We ve got a lot to learn God knows we re worth it Well it turns out I m not tough enough and this book wasn t worth it Oh, and I m totally giving up on us Rating 2.75 stars This book is the story of 4 generals or maybe I seriously don t know and what they went through during the Civil war.Seems exciting enough The problem is I don t read historical fiction but this book was so cheap I just couldn t help myself.This book was like a map and I m horrible with directions Also, I m not American so I didn t know half of the places the author was talking about Why 2.75 stars The good The writing was pretty great I liked some of the characters and understood their decisions regarding which side they supported North or South T...


  7. says:

    The first in the epic father son Civil War trilogy the next one is The Killer Angels by Jeff s father Michael Shaara, followed by Jeff s sequel The Last Full Measure This was Jeff s first book, and it must have been intimidating writing a prequel to his father s book, which had won the Pulitzer prize and been made into the astonishingly good film, Gettysburg.But Jeff rose to the challenge admirably and delivered a book similar in tone to his father s and carefully maintaining the air of tragedy that his father achieved in The Killer Angels For those who are new, Gods and Generals starts at the beginning of the American Civil War and follows four of the major commanders through the first three years of the war What makes this trilogy so unique is its even handedness to both sides of the battle, which makes the war itself something tragic Highly recommended series.This was made into a fil...


  8. says:

    This book could be considered the prequel to THE KILLER ANGELS reviewed separately , written by Mr Shaara s father This book takes a unique perspective leading up to the Civil War, introducing us to the notable historical figures in that confrontation Mr Shaara shares with the reader, through excellent characterization and dialogue why the Civil war was so important to these men The author manages to bring to life the years leading up to the Civil War Seemingly historically accurate, this book answered many of my questions about why this battle even happened Obviously, the dialogue and innermost thoughts expressed by the characters in this book are speculation but the book did serve it s purpose for me It did answer any questions in my mind i...


  9. says:

    I like historical fiction and picked up this book for that reason However, it seems less like fiction and like military history This book seemed to me to be endless descriptions of what every general on both sides was doing during the Civil War and not the whole Civil War, but just...


  10. says:

    Focus is on a few officers from both sides before Gettysburg.

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